The Georgia Athletic Director’s Association has named Whitewater High School athletic director Mike Vena the 2017 Georgia Overall Athletic Director of the Year. Vena was also selected as the Georgia Region 3-AAAAA Athletic Director of the Year. The award recognizes Vena for making a profound difference for student athletes and coaches at Whitewater High School, in the region and state. Vena’s work was also recognized nationally. He is the winner of the 2017 Hall of Fame Service Award from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, presented annually in recognition of an athletic director’s length of service, special accomplishments, and contributions to athletic administration at the local, state and national levels.